Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 1

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism. viii, [2], 400 pages. 8vo, publisher's cloth, minimal wear, gilt spine title faded; internally clean, with faint foxing to endpapers and half-title only. London: Alanon Publications, [1954]

Additional Details

first english edition, first printing. This scarce first printing is believed to be limited to a press run of 200. No other copies have been traced at auction. It is mainly distinguished from later printings by a detailed list on the verso of the title page of all earlier American printings, concluding with "First Printing in England 1954." Later printings omit this list, though they are sometimes inaccurately described as first printings. See Bill Schaberg, "How to Define the Different Printings of the Alcoholics Anonymous UK Big Book."